15 essential Avengers: Endgame theories to know before the premiere

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Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

Loki could help defeat Thanos

No, Loki won’t directly defeat Thanos. One, he’s mostly dead—or at least this incarnation of the God of Mischief is. Two, we’ll leave the Thanos-slaying duties to Nebula. If Marvel Studios has other plans on who will kill the overgrown grape, they need to think again. Despite his deceased status, Loki’s former self could help the Avengers and company fight Thanos.

Even if Loki is actually dead (RIP to the angry space popsicle), the trickster has a habit of resurrecting himself. We’re not sure if the MCU version of Loki (much like he did in the comics) ever made a deal with the Goddess of Death to get erase his name from the Book of Hel, thus granting him some zombified abilities without the actual zombification. However, we’re certain resurrection is a common theme for many dusted, stabbed, and similarly killed characters.

If the Asgardian is actually dead with no chance of resurrection, some leaked Endgame set photos suggest that some Loki-related flashback or time travel could be critical to the plot of the film. Any time travel-driven narrative could suggest the Avengers will try to convince past-Loki to give them intel on Thanos or to give them the Tesseract. Granted, using the former version of the Tesseract in the present-day MCU timeline might create some complications in the timeline itself.